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River Ganga Foundation

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Address:

201 E. Ojai Avenue, 1566 Ojai CA 93024 USA

Mission:

We work to make one simple insight into the root cause of all human psychological misery and one simple act of inward looking that reliably eliminates that cause available to all human beings everywhere.

Results:

In the last few years we have seen a huge increase in the number of people who have tried our method, have gone though the recovery process, and are now living their lives with sanity and self-reliance. There are many reports available on our website and discussion forums. http://www.justonelook.org/community/testimonials.html http://www.justonelook.org/community/forums/

Target demographics:

everybody around the world.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

thousands of people worldwide

Geographic areas served:

worldwide

Programs:

video webinars, public talks, workshops and intensives, private conversations, discussion forums, blog and podcast.

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4 people found this review helpful

Led by founders John and Carla Sherman, the River Ganga Foundation makes available to everyone, free of charge, a simple, direct, and powerful approach to dealing with human fear and suffering. Through their website, discussion forums, and webinars, they have created a highly supportive community through which anyone can learn this approach, ask questions, and engage with others who are doing the same. Despite the fact that thousands of people actively participate in this community, I have found John and Carla to be incredibly responsive and accessible. As a long time spiritual and intellectual "seeker", I have to say that this work is unlike any other I have encountered, and is nothing short of revolutionary.

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I had seen John Sherman almost 20 years ago on video interview with Gangaji, but I was in no way ready to begin the journey, and really did not become fully ready until the death of my wife of 25 years turned my life upside down, and forced me to become more honest with myself, in a way that now seems endless from my present point of view.

I had tried many approaches to self-healing and Self-Realization, but either did myself more harm, or felt hopelessly blocked and stuck. During a state of despair alternating with avoidance, I stumbled on the site justonelook.org. In the few months since I have been applying the practice, my outlook has begun to shift toward hope and the real possibility of recovery. My negative thought patterns do not have the grip on my attention to the degree they did, and I can see slow but steady progress toward what I think John would call "sanity".

I am grateful that both John and Carla are so accessible and giving, and that in spite of old self-defeating habits of mind, I can always find renewed understanding and encouragement on their site. Remorse and grief will no doubt continue to arise, but they will not overwhelm me as before. It's never too late for a 2nd chance.

 
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The River Ganga Foundation is making John Shermans work for humanity possible. John has developed a deeply unique and profound understanding of why we humans end up creating such a heavy mess out of this wonderfull world that we live on. The understanding he is working to convey to us all, is ahead of the paradigms that underlies all the misery that we have been creating up to this day. Based on this understanding he has introduced a simple medicine that will change the foundation for our selfdestructive behavior. This medicine, whic is a specific and concrete act, is simple, free and available right where you are. And in my own experience, it works. It is of the greatest importance to all of humanity that John Shermans message is brought out for everyone to hear.

 
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Why should you not support John & Carla Shermans work when they are amongst the very few who have understood the root cause and underlying mechanics of our human suffering and self destructive behavior, and they even have developed a medicine, a simple act, called "the inward looking", that will wash our human mind clean from it´s deadly malfunction, so that we humans can take part in life with all our resources and and be constructive.

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My life has been gradually changing for the better after the looking. This thing is real, and as it turns out, actually only thing that puts an end to our endless need to fix something in our lives. The anxiety and ptsd symptoms i've had almost for a decade, seems to be dropping away by themselves. so what else there is to say but try it for yourself if you feel that there's more to life!

 
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Powerful and simple message. Humble, caring, and transparent people. I am a bit sad that this insight has not spread out to the whole world yet, but hopeful that it will.

 
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Since I finally recognised that I was without the fear of life my life has utterly change from hesitation and discomfort to joyfully and simply living. And this has come from the simple act of Looking AT ME that John describes. John and Carla live to share this understanding which is so remarkable successful for everyone who tries it.
I have listened to John speak since he began his work and the most remarkable thing is that he has shared his evolving understanding with us as it happened. He and Carla live just on what ever we can spare to keep this work going. It is abundantly clear that reaching as many people as possible is the motive for continuing this work.
I heartily recommend this work to everyone.

 
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This simply works! John and Carla are doing something for humanity that no one has ever done before: simply re-connect with ourselves, at the beginning with ups and downs, but nevertheless becoming easier and freer from this rampant anxiety that drives us in neurosis or should I say, in stupidities, as John so aptly say. I'm becoming functional at work like I never did before, without so much effort as before and even having fun. This is no small feat: have fun to go to work, being 62 year's old. And even considering taking no retreat or at least stop dreaming to the day that I will at last retire and relax... No need, no need: life goes on and gives me a kick, and I don't worry any more about the future, or very seldom. Life is becoming an adventure, not a burden with me 'having to see to it' and worry about it. No more of this. And it is only since June 2015 that I really start to look at myself, and I can already testify that it works. Besides, I always wanted to 'get back to myself' but not knowing what this meant. Anyway, I keep giving a small donation each month to John and Carla, hoping this will help to keep them afloat and continue their extraordinary work!
Danielle, from Province of Quebec, Canada

 
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I support a number of nonprofits but this one is my favorite. It is very obvious John and Carla are not in this to line their own pockets- just the opposite. They live on a shoestring in order to bring us all a simple technique to improve our lives and end much of the suffering and fear that deeply underlies the human condition. They tirelessly work to repeatedly and patiently teach their powerful but very simple, focused practice. Thank you John and Carla!

 
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Hi there, I am here to promote John and Carla Sherman’s work. Both of these people have won my heart until forever. I owe them both so much.

I am a Vietnam vet, and for years I suffered from PTSD. I tried everyway of getting better but to no avail. I was angry, and hateful. I dreaded life and took it out on the whole world. My wife and children had, had just about enough of me, and I could see that my marriage soon would disintegrate into shards. I was told by repatriation doctors that the kind of PTSD we diggers get is incurable. But I had to do something as the fear of life was eating into me, as well is into others.

Then one day I discovered John, and his wife on the net. Now, I had tried everything to get rid of this nonsense but to no avail. I read what john had to say in 2008 and straight away I was interested. He had a different angle on things than the others I had read. He told me ‘Just look at yourself’ which sounded quite crazy, but he had got my attention for some reason [Perhaps because I have always loved original ideas] So I started looking at myself; that was seven years ago, and I do it twice a day and always will. Within weeks I noticed a difference, but most of the changes come slowly and one does not notice then until he looks back at life. My personality has now changed completely. Instead of angry irritable and filled with fear, and hatred, I have an almost immovable smile on my face, and my heart is totally filled with joy. I think that my constant singing might get on some folks nerves, but I cannot help myself. To me every day is beautiful and I really do get high on life. All of this I owe to John and his lovely wife, Carla. Please readers take note of what I have written and give the looking a go. I could not be more sincere and honest if I tried. Thank you John and Carla. I owe you big time.

Peter Duggan from Australia

 
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I cannot overstate the joy and satisfaction Carla & John Sherman has given me, and by extention most everybody I know, and will give to anybody living on this earth willing to listen. Their message is clear, free of charge and every human's birthright to hear. It is RiverGanga's task to get it out. Please help them with what you can, there is nothing more important. Don't believe me? Take this opportunity to hear what they have to say, you will not regret it. Just one look, it really is that simple!

 
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